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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the August 2021 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 8 4 10 8 4 3 K Q J 8 A 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 2
Double*3 4 Pass
?

*BWS: three spades

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001146
5 80612
4 8049
4 NT7023
Pass5035
4 20023
6 001
5 001
else000
Problem B

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 10 5 Q 10 J 8 4 3 2 A 9 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——Pass1 3
PassPassDoublePass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001442
4 6063
4 6039
3 NT60211
3 40119
4 4003
Pass30013
else000
Problem C

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 10 3 Q 10 6 2 7 4 2 Q 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 PassPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
1 NT1001654
Pass70619
1 50326
Double3012
else000
Problem D

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 9 7 4 A J 10 7 3 2 10 3 2

(A) As dealer, what call do you make?
(a1) Pass; (a2) 1 ; (a3) 2 .

(B) If East dealt and opened three clubs, what call would you make?
(b1) Pass; (b2) Double;
(b3) 3 ; (b4) 4 [BWS: majors.]

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
a1 | b31001524
a2 | b370410
a1 | b160327
a3 | b360210
a1 | b26015
a2 | b13014
a1 | b41000
a3 | b10012
a2 | b2004
a3 | b2001
a3 | b4001
else002
Problem E

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 7 3 A 10 9 7 2 A J A 10 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 PassPass
1 Pass1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001537
2 60725
3 6048
1 NT20020
4 2000
Pass1004
2 NT006
3 NT001
else000
Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K J 6 5 2 K Q 10 6 A K 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass2 Pass
2 Pass3 Pass
?*

What call do you make?

*4 NT natural by agreement

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1002154
4 40416
3 3011
3 20011
4 NT10010
3 NT003
6 NT002
5 NT001
else002
Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K J 7 6 5 2 A K Q J 10 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
7 100710
2 9067
2 9010
2 80764
6 7032
6 7017
4 NT7010
Double4004
5 4002
4 4001
4 4001
5 NT4001
7 4001
1 NT4000
2 4000
2 NT4000
3 4000
3 4000
3 4000
3 4000
3 NT4000
4 4000
4 4000
5 4000
5 4000
5 4000
6 4000
6 4000
6 NT4000
7 4000
7 4000
7 NT4000
Pass4000
else000
Problem H

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 5 A Q 8 10 9 2 7 5 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
Pass1 Pass2
Pass2 Pass2 NT
Pass3 NT(All Pass)

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
A1001114
59088
K80520
1050241
95000
A3005
Q2009
5002
8001
else000
MSC CONTEST

These are the scores that were assigned to the problems, as well as the number of votes each solution received from our expert panel, and the approximate percentage of solvers' answers.

See the August issue of The Bridge World to read the panel's in-depth discussion of these contest problems—see how each expert answered and learn how they came to their decisions.